5 Refresh Easy Summer Dinner Recipes For Family
When it comes to summer dinners, opt for something light and refreshing that still incorporates all your seasonal flavors.
Find delicious family-friendly meals in this collection. Many recipes can be prepared in under 20 minutes, allowing you to spend more quality time with your loved ones while having a delicious dinner waiting on the table.
1. Grilled Chicken Tenders
If you’re in search of a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family that everyone will love, grilled chicken tenders are an ideal choice. These tenders are marinaded then cooked over direct heat on the grill for a nutritious meal that’s ideal for summertime!
These juicy chicken tenders are marinated in a delicious blend of milk, hot sauce and dill pickle juice before grilling until juicy and flavorful. A delicious dinner sure to please even pickiest eaters!
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These tenders can be made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins. No matter which option you choose, these chicken tenders are super simple to prepare and so delicious that you won’t want to stop eating them!
For optimal results, let the chicken marinade in the marinade for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours. This will allow them to fully absorb flavors and prevent them from drying out while grilling.
Next, heat the grill to medium-high and cook the tenders for 3-4 minutes per side or until their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer to check progress throughout cooking; make sure all pieces are cooked through.
For extra flavor and char marks in the last 4 minutes of cooking, throw some lemon slices onto the grill for extra char. Pair these tenders with salad, rice or other side dishes!
Are you searching for an effortless summer dinner recipe your kids will love? These grilled lemon chicken tenders are the perfect answer! Tossed in a zesty lemon marinade, these tenders will have everyone asking for more!
2. Chicken Nugget Dinner on a Stick
Summer nights are ideal for light and refreshing dinners that take only 20 minutes to prepare. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick grilled chicken dinner, colorful salad, or refreshing mocktail to go along with your favorite summer dish, we have everything you need.
This effortless recipe takes no effort and you can even prep it ahead of time for when you need it most. All that needs to be done is chop vegetables into bite-sized pieces, thread them onto skewers, bake until bubbling, and serve with YQ by Yoplait(r) peach dipping sauce!
If you’re searching for a delicious yet easy meal, this chicken nugget dinner on a stick is your answer. Packed with veggies, protein and an irresistible YQ by Yoplait(r) dipping sauce, it makes the ideal summer dinner that everyone is sure to love!
Make this meal a complete meal by serving with mashed potatoes or fries. You can prepare the chicken nuggets ahead of time and freeze them for later, too.
Wrapping chicken nuggets in pastry dough is a delicious alternative to fried chicken, helping you reduce both fat and calories. This method works great if you want to minimize your overall fried chicken intake.
Another option is to slice the nuggets and place them on a panini press. If you own a panini press, this is an efficient and fast way to create a sandwich.
For a healthier version of this dish, substitute the ketchup with citrus-based dipping sauce. Not only will this add an enjoyable flavor but it will also increase its vitamin C content.
This dish is perfect for dinner parties or entertaining friends at your home. These kabobs are packed with tasty vegetables and meat, making them a great way to get kids involved in the preparation!
3. Munchy Nachos
Munchy nachos make for a refreshing summer meal, and they’re easy to prepare and delicious to devour. You can easily bake or microwave these tasty treats to satisfy any savory craving you may have.
Nachos are usually served with shredded cheese and various other toppings such as refried beans, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and salsa. These dishes may also be offered as appetizers at bars and restaurants.
Nachos come in many variations. In the US, totchos (tater tot nachos) are popular; these use tater tots instead of tortilla chips and usually feature fried chicken or pulled pork on top.
Another popular variation is barbecue nachos, made with cheese curds and BBQ sauce. You can find these in restaurants and bars across America.
These healthier alternatives to nachos still feature the flavor of melted cheese and plenty of toppings. Perfect if you’re trying to reduce calories!
These healthy treats are perfect for those with nut allergies and dairy-free, so you can feel good about indulging.
Avocado cream is an easy way to boost the nutritional value and creaminess of your nachos. Simply blend together some avocados, yogurt, and lime juice for a tasty dip that you can serve on top or use as a spread for all sorts of dishes.
Jeanette Kleewein, the founder of Moving Munchies, is passionate about infusing unique flavors into familiar foods. This philosophy guides her food truck as she travels around the world to incorporate tastes from different cultures into her tacos.
4. Chicken Tenders on the Grill
Grilled chicken is a beloved summer dinner choice due to its ease of preparation, affordability and satisfying flavor that will satisfy everyone in your household.
Are you searching for a delicious recipe that will please the whole family? Look no further than these copycat Cracker Barrel grilled chicken tenders! They’re juicy and flavorful, making them an excellent alternative to chicken sandwiches or salads.
This recipe is the ideal balance of sweet and tangy flavors, and it requires only minimal ingredients to prepare. The marinade is made with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices for an incredibly flavorful bite!
Meal preppers will love this convenient recipe, as the chicken can be cut and grilled ahead of time to enjoy with salads or wraps throughout the week.
To achieve optimal flavor and tenderization of chicken, marinate it in a flavorful marinade for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours. This allows the meat to absorb all of the flavors from the marinade while still being tender.
This dish requires a simple marinade, plus some dill pickle juice and hot sauce for an irresistibly tangy-sweet kick. You can customize this recipe to your own preferences by changing up the seasonings or ingredients.
To cook, simply preheat your grill and place the chicken on it for 3-4 minutes each side. Be sure to cook them at a high enough temperature so they’re cooked through; use a grill surface thermometer to monitor this. Be sure not to overcrowd the grill as this will make it difficult for the chicken to cook evenly and may result in charred exteriors.
5. Chicken Nuggets with Biscuits and Veggies
Kids love chicken nuggets, but if you want them to eat healthier, why not make these tasty nuggets with veggies instead of breadcrumbs. These veggie chicken nuggets make an easy weeknight dinner and can easily be made in either a conventional oven or Thermomix; either way takes just 30 minutes for preparation!
These veggie nuggets are packed with chicken, corn kernels, grated zucchini and carrot. Not only does this add extra protein and fibre to the nuggets but it gives them a delicious crunch as well as an irresistible flavor.
This recipe is ideal for any summer day and you can easily prep ahead, making it the ideal lunchbox option for the whole family.
These vegetable nuggets are packed with flavor thanks to an assortment of ingredients. Dried breadcrumbs, chicken stock powder and panko crumbs give the nuggets their crispy coating that kids are sure to love.
If your kids like it hot, make these chicken nuggets with their favorite hot sauce. Or for a milder option, use sweet chilli sauce – kids are sure to love it!
These chicken nuggets make the ideal snack for your kids – they can dip them in their favorite sauce or serve them hot from the oven. Not only that, but these snacks also provide essential nutrition and protein during summer months when your children may not get much else from their meals.
Are you searching for a delicious chicken dinner that everyone will love or just something quick and easy on busy nights, these recipes will make your life much simpler! They’re packed with flavor – even picky eaters will love these delectable dishes!